Antigone Sr. / Twenty looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church (L)

Antigone Sr

Antigone Sr. / Twenty looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church (L)

Trajal Harrell

The New York choreographer Trajal Harrell presents Antigone Sr., an instalment from the series Twenty Looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church, with which he has made a worldwide furore. New York City, early 1960s. In Greenwich Village a group of dancers and choreographers – Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton, ... – lay the foundations for a postmodern dance. They are white, middle class, belonging to the creative elite, and introduce everyday, ‘authentic’ movements into this dance language. At the same time, in the ‘ballrooms’ of Harlem, the vogue dance style is born, practiced by African Americans and Latinos, gays and transsexuals. In this exuberant performance, based on the story of Antigone, Harrell explores the relationship between classical Greek theatre (where men played both male and female roles) and the voguing scene.

Choreographer Trajal Harrell | Dancers Elia Kahnwald, Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac, Stephen Thompson, Ondrej Vidlar | Set Designer Erik Flatmo | Lighting Designer Jan Maertens | Sound Designer Robin Meier and Trajal Harrell | Lighting Technician Sylvaine Rausa | Technical Director Bob Bellerue | Dramaturg Gérard Mayen | Co-Production New York Live Arts, CNDC Angers, CCN Belfort, HAU Hebbel am Ufer | Residency Support WpZimmer, workspacebrussels, Pact Zollverein, Dansens Hus- Stockholm | Foundation support has been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The Multi-Arts Production Fund, and the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation with Major Support received from The Alfred Meyer Foundation

STUK Soetezaal
Tue 20 Mar 201820:30


Read a series of interviews with Trajal Harrell in Movement Research Performance Journal 

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